Israeli regime forces have fired teargas at Palestinians in an attack
on the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in al-Quds (Jerusalem), Press TV reports.
According to the report, clashes broke out between the Palestinian
worshippers and Israeli troops on Wednesday after the Israeli forces
attempted to prevent the Palestinians, including women and children,
from entering the mosque.
Eyewitnesses said the Israeli forces, who tried to arrest the
worshippers when the clashes began, also used tear gas to disperse the
No one was injured during the clashes.
Last week, clashes also erupted between the Israeli forces and Palestinian protesters outside the Al-Aqsa compound.
Israeli officials said the incident happened after about 300
demonstrators tried to block a group of visitors from reaching the
sensitive compound revered by both the Jews and Muslims.
The Al-Aqsa compound lies in al-Quds’ Old City.
In a separate incident on the same day, the Israeli forces also shot and injured a Palestinian in the Gaza Strip.
The Israel regime imposed a land, aerial, and naval blockade on the Gaza Strip in June 2007.
The blockade has had a disastrous impact on the humanitarian and
economic situation in the impoverished enclave, having turned the
territory into the world’s largest open-air prison.
UN Humanitarian Coordinator James W. Rawley said on April 10 that a new
round of Israeli restrictions on the Gaza Strip is impacting food
supplies and would have “serious” effects if continued.